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‘Gender test’ athlete cannot compete

Dutee-Chand

Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been told by her national athletics body that she cannot compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games because a ‘gender test’ suggests she has high androgen levels, meaning she may be intersex. The 18 year old sprinter, whose older sister is also a successful athlete, had been looking forward to competing in the 200m race when ...

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Thousands participate in Pride Glasgow parade

Pride Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland — Thousands of people marched in Pride Glasgow on Saturday, throughout the city, climaxing in a star-lined whopping street party. The parade, now in its 18th year, kicked-off at Clyde Place before making its way through the city to the main festival site in King Street. Pride related events run until 3 August alongside the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth ...

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Sporting bodies: accounting for the intersex

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The announcement last week that an Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, has been forbidden from competing in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games because she has high testosterone levels has highlighted a problem that sport can’t see to shake. Although our whole society is built around a binary division of sexes, it’s in sport that it really comes to the fore – and so ...

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Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Church of Scotland chaplain has been sacked from a Glasgow school after describing being gay as a “perversion” and “disorder” during a discussion about marriage equality. Reverend Donald Michael MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page of Glasgow Gaelic School’s, in reference to the Scottish Government’s proposed equal marriage legislation, reported the Evening Times. “The ...

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Scotland man ordered to pay £40K for Twitter homophobia

This 2012 mock wedding between Jaye (left) and Ruth Richards-Hill in front of the Scottish Parliament sparked a 3-month cyber-bullying campaign against the participants.

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Scotland man accused of using Twitter to call a former school headmaster and adviser to the Scottish government a pedophile because she campaigned for marriage equality, has been ordered to pay her £40,000 in damages. David Shuttleton, of Barrhead, Scotland, was ordered to pay the damages after engaging in an online attack against education expert Jaye ...

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